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Idaho’s Brightest Star awards honor outstanding volunteers

Lt. Gov. Brad Little presents Catherine Riddle with her award at the Idaho's Brightest Star awards ceremony on Jan. 31. Photo courtesy of Jay Kenneth Photography.

Lt. Gov. Brad Little presents Catherine Riddle with her award at the Idaho’s Brightest Star awards ceremony on Jan. 31. Photo courtesy of Jay Kenneth Photography.

Seventy-nine Idaho volunteers were honored Jan. 17 by Lt. Gov. Brad Little at Idaho’s Brightest Stars awards ceremony in Boise.

The volunteers were nominated by peers for their contributions in seven categories – Business, Individual, Individual 55 and older, Nonprofit/Public Organization, Student, Teacher/Professor and Veteran.

All nominees were recognized as stars in their communities, and one Brightest Star Volunteer of the Year was chosen in each category. A review panel of citizens throughout the state selected each brightest star. This year’s recognized volunteer leaders were:

• Business: Molina Medicaid Solutions of Idaho, Boise
• Individual: Catherine Riddle, Idaho Falls
• Individual 55+: Bette Stone, Craigmont
• Nonprofit/Public Organization: Camp Rainbow Gold, Boise
• Student: Graham Elder, Boise
• Teacher/Professor: Ashton Elementary Teachers, Ashton
• Veteran: Truman Stewart, Boise

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